NOTE: Most of the High Level Science Products are unavailable while
unscheduled maintenance is being performed. They will be incrementally
restored over the course of this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
UIT was one of three ultraviolet telescopes on the ASTRO-1 mission
flown on the space shuttle Columbia during 2-10 December 1990.
The same three instruments were later flown on the space
shuttle Endeavour from 3-17 March 1995, as part of the ASTRO-2 mission.
Exposures were obtained on 70-mm photographic film
in the 1200-3300 Å range using broadband filters and later
digitized using a Perkin-Elmer microdensitometer. Image resolution
was 3" over a 40' field of view.
Overall, UIT-1 obtained 821 exposures of 66 targets, and UIT-2
obtained 758 images of 193 targets.